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Whatever, i love my 3960X biggrin.gif
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Couple of points, Titan OCs better than 680s so the gap will be smaller with both setups OCd. (also frame times and issues).

You can buy two 3930Ks and keep the one that clocks better instead of getting a 3960X. You end up with a faster CPU. 3930K and 3960X perform identically at same clocks. Or identically enough that you can't distinguish the two due to random variations in bench scores and so on. There's also a reason why kingpin, etc. use 3930Ks, at least before the 3970X came out you were more likely to get a good 3930K than a good 3960X. Now it's about the same.

The only reason to buy a 3960X is to get a black sticker. With the Titan you at least get a GPU that's 40-50% faster than the 680. You can't get anything else if you want a GPU that fast.

I could buy 20 3960x's and do the same thing -- Price isn't exactly a limiting factor for most of us...Performance, however, is.

I can also buy 30 680's, keep the 2 that OC best and the window on the Titan closes, significantly.

I also really can't buy 20 Titans and keep the best 2 because, to find the best 2, I'd have to flash every single one of them.

I disagree about the black sticker -- The 3960x actually has it's place in a workstation environment but, okay...

Price Vs. Performance argument, however, stands -- 2 4gb 680's even stock, out-perform a Titan. When OC'd, well out-perform a Titan at the same price point.

Ultimately, Nvidia doesn't care what the opinion of the enthusiast, is -- Shareholders (I'm one of them) are extremely happy with the recent payout and will invest that money into buying MORE stock with Nvidia (In fact, that payout came with AMAZING stock options) so, I don't quite see the point of all of this -- The Titan is still grossly overpriced for what it does yet, you'll buy them anyway...The same holds for the Ultra...I'd suggest...Bigger wallets?
post #223 of 337
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Whatever, i love my 3960X biggrin.gif

If I remember correctly you actually were going to buy a 3930K back in the day lol
Edited by Alatar - 4/22/13 at 12:25pm
 
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post #224 of 337
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Couple of points, Titan OCs better than 680s so the gap will be smaller with both setups OCd. (also frame times and issues).

You can buy two 3930Ks and keep the one that clocks better instead of getting a 3960X. You end up with a faster CPU. 3930K and 3960X perform identically at same clocks. Or identically enough that you can't distinguish the two due to random variations in bench scores and so on. There's also a reason why kingpin, etc. use 3930Ks, at least before the 3970X came out you were more likely to get a good 3930K than a good 3960X. Now it's about the same.

The only reason to buy a 3960X is to get a black sticker. With the Titan you at least get a GPU that's 40-50% faster than the 680. You can't get anything else if you want a GPU that fast.

don't forget 3MB of cache difference that totally worth almost double the price.
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What you call running crysis 3 amazingly well?
Smooth game play with no lag @ very high settings.
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post #226 of 337
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Smooth game play with no lag @ very high settings.

I can play the game WITH NO LAG {"as well, like yours"} on a 7970CFX with less money ..
Smooth as butter..


Oh wait, before the runt frames and pcper thumb.gif..
Edited by zGunBLADEz - 4/22/13 at 12:37pm
post #227 of 337
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If I remember correctly you actually were going to buy a 3930K back in the day lol

True, but I got 15MB of L3 cache! Did you hear me, 15MB! wink.gif
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True, but I got 15MB of L3 cache! Did you hear me, 15MB! wink.gif

And I got this:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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post #229 of 337
I think there is little reason to buy any piece of hardware at 1k$.
The 3960x vs 3930k is a lost cause.
Titan is nearly worth all of its premium pricetag if you compare it if overclocked.

The 3960x won't necessarily be a better clocker and you don't have extra feature vs the 3930k. If you don't intend to run multiple virtual machines or use the 6 cores a 2600k will be plenty enough too.
I can run 6-8 VMs (I actually run short of ram with my 8gb samsung sticks before the cpu bottleneck) with the CPU at 80% usage at 4.2GHz...
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I can't even count the number of times I heard the words "Titan Pricing" in the last month. I think it's a never-ending subject. rolleyes.gif
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